Sioux Falls Zoologists

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

The mirror test is an experiment developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr. to determine whether an animal possesses the ability to recognize itself in a mirror. It is the primary indicator of self-awareness in non-human animals and marks entrance to the mirror stage by human children in developmental psychology. Animals that pass the mirror test are: Humans older than 18 mo, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Orangutans, Gorillas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Orcas (Killer Whales), Elephants, and European Magpies. Others showing signs of self-awareness are Pigs, some Gibbons, Rhesus Macaques, Capuchin Monkeys, some Corvids (Crows & Ravens) and Pigeons w/training. (Sorry Kitty!)

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
for describing the complex behaviors, society,
and culture of South African Meerkats.

Meerkat Manor
The Story Begins

Meerkat Manor The Story Begins (2008) - 75 minutes
Meerkat Manor The Story Begins at Amazon.com

Every great story has a magical beginning - especially when that story involves the real-life adventures of a unique family of meerkats known as the "Whiskers" and their most beloved member, Flower. As prequel to the Meerkat Manor television series, this feature film traces the rise of Flower from a young meerkat pup to the leader of the pack. Watch as Flower blooms into a remarkable matriarch and forges a legacy amidst the unforgiving landscape of one of the harshest deserts on the planet - the Kalahari. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins will warm your heart and leave you awed by the magic of Flower's journey.

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Meerkat Manor
The Story Begins

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
for describing the complex behaviors, society,
and culture of South African Meerkats.